Show ran from 5/2/2000 to 5/27/2000
Living, Space, installation
In this installation, Schmidt works with themes surrounding concepts of home, place, and individuality, as experienced in American culture. By giving sentimental importance to common household objects and building materials through touch and placement, she wishes to question the material nature of what is being created. The practical becomes secondary, allowing the aesthetic to function as meaning. Hopelessly inorganic, the value of the objects lie not in their condition, but in their potential to invoke admiration and curiosity from the viewer.